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  • Polartec Big Air at Fenway Kicks Off | USSA - Foundation
    cool to be in such an iconic stadium The scaffolding drop in at Fenway will reach a height of 140 feet taller than the stadium lights and nearly four times the height of the famed Green Monster at the 104 year old venue With a festival type atmosphere a Boston themed line up of musical acts are slated to perform including the bands American Authors and Bad Rabbits along with a premiere of Teton Gravity Research s new film The Sammy C Project Tickets are still available The event will also serve as a World Cup and points will also go towards and the Association of Freeskiing Professionals AFP rankings and the World Snowboard Tour WST rankings Both events will be broadcast on NBC and NBCSN along with live streaming of the finals on nbcsports com and on the NBC Sports LiveExtra app EVENT SCHEDULE times EST Thursday Feb 11 8 00 p m Snowboarding Big Air Finals Friday Feb 12 8 00 p m Freeskiing Big Air Finals HIGHLIGHTS The Polartec Big Air at Fenway is the first big air only event ever featured on the Grand Prix tour It is the first time skiing and snowboarding will be presented in such a historic American venue Snowboarders will earn valuable FIS points as well as points towards the World Snowboard Tour rankings Freeskiers will earn FIS points as well as points towards the Association of Freeskiing Professionals rankings Feb 12 will also serve as USSA s third annual National Club Day recognizing and promoting hundreds of USSA clubs in 30 states and reaching out to youth nationwide Fenway Park constructed in 1912 is one of the most iconic sporting venues on American soil Home to the Boston Red Sox baseball team Fenway is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball QUOTES Eric Willett U S Snowboarding I thing the Fenway big air is going to be really cool Boston is going to be a different crowd you re going to get a baseball crowd that just wants to be in Fenway to check out what the event is going to be along with people that know a lot about snowboarding There s a lot of history in that park so for us to be able to be there is a pretty big honor Eric Beauchemin U S Snowboarding A lot of my family lives on the East Coast so I ll have some people in the crowd that will be rooting for me My grandpa that passed away recently loved the Red Sox he was a diehard fan so I think it s going to be really special competing in that stadium because he went there all the time I like the set up everyone can see the jump so I feel like it s more of a spectator type atmosphere You get so much energy from the crowd honestly you feel that you could just do anything Devin Logan U S Freeskiing I am proud to represent the

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  • Watch David Wise Break a World Record | USSA - Foundation
    At the Suzuki Nine Knights event in Watles Italy David Wise Reno NV broke the world record for the highest air on a hip by 3 meters on Friday soaring 14 2 about 46 5 feet meters above the deck It was not a goal but I decided to go as high as I possibly can record or not said Wise To take that title home is definitely an experience of a lifetime The jump is just so well built From the first time I hit it to the last I was having fun The course consisted of an enormous hip 15 meters high and 60 meters long with five take offs Wise an Olympic gold medalist broke the record held by Norway s Andreas Hatveit in front of 2000 fans Top Freeskiing News Stories Six Freeskiers Nominated to Youth Olympic 2016 U S Freeskiing Team Named Polartec Big Air at Fenway Tickets on Sale Big Air at Fenway Tickets On Sale Prymak 12th in Watles Skicross Voisin Second in South Korea Slopestyle Bowman and Blunck Grab Grand Prix Wins Slopestyle Debuts In South Korea Polartec Big Air at Fenway Kicks Off Watch David Wise Break a World Record Christensen

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  • Christensen and Williams Go 1-2 at Grand Prix | USSA - Foundation
    it at the Visa U S Freeskiing Grand Prix to take second USSA Melanie Harding Williams second place run was highly technical with more switch tricks than regular Williams and Christensen both hail from Park City UT and it was Williams second Grand Prix podium finish he also took second at the Park City stop in 2015 Other top American finishers were Willie Borm Chaska MN in sixth Noah Wallace Spokane WA in 11th Tim Ryan Waterville Valley NH in 13th Bobby Brown Breckenridge CO in 16th Joss Christensen took home the win at the Visa U S Freeskiing Grand Prix HIGHLIGHTS Joss Christensen won the Visa U S Freeskiing Grand Prix His first run scored 89 00 Switch right lipslide 270 on 270 off left lipslide 450 on 450 off switch left 270 pretzel 450 left double 1260 switch right double 1080 switch left double 1080 Mcrae Williams finished second His first run scored 88 40 Switch right tail 270 to 270 off nosebutter 450 on to switch switch left rodeo 450 off stairset rodeo 9 tail switch right double 1080 double Japan switch left triple 1440 safety QUOTES Joss Christenson We haven t really had much practice all week We ve been plagued with really bad weather but this morning the sun was out and there were no clouds I m really excited how things ended up In finals I wanted to do some crazier stuff maybe some bigger tricks but I just wanted to put one run down and I m just glad I tried to take a safe run I m just glad it worked out I m just laughing right now I can t believe it McRae Williams was second on Sunday McRae Williams It s been a long day The body is definitely sore

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  • Top 7 Moments of 2015 | USSA - Foundation
    slopestyle final at the Winter X Games on Friday January 24 2015 Getty Denver Post Aaron Ontiveroz Nick Goepper wins third X Games medal Nick Goepper Lawrenceburg IN made it three out of four when he won X Games Aspen Slopestyle in January With the win he became the first male skier since Tanner Hall to win three X Games skisSlopestyle medals McRae Williams Joss Christensen and Gus Kenworthy sweep the podium at the Park City stop of the U S Grand Prix FIS World Cup USSA U S men sweep the U S Grand Prix FIS World Cup slopestyle It was a red white and blue sweep at the Park City stop of the U S Grand Prix FIS World Cup where Joss Christensen Park City UT scored the top of the slopestyle podium followed by McRae Williams Park City UT and Gus Kenworthy Telluride CO in second and third respectively Gus Kenworthy destroyed the competition at the Park City stop of the U S Grand Prix with a run that included four double corks USSA Kenworthy lands historic halfpipe run It was arguably the best halfpipe run of all time Gus Kenworthy Telluride CO destroyed the competition at the Park City stop of the U S Grand Prix with a run that included four double corks the first time in history the feat was accomplished Kenworthy s 95 6 point run Left double cork 1260 safety right 1080 tail switch double 1080 Japan alley oop double flat 900 Japan double cork 1080 safety Bowman named among ESPN s Unstoppable Women of Action Sports ESPN included U S skier Maddie Bowman South Lake Tahoe CA on their list of the 20 Unstoppable Women of Action Sports Bowman earned the sixth spot on the list after scoring her third consecutive

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  • 2015-16 Revolution Tour Schedule Announced | USSA - Foundation
    Jan 26 31 Freeskiers and snowboarders will compete in Mammoth s 22 foot halfpipe award winning slopestyle course and the only big air on the Rev Tour New U S Revolution Tour partner Winter Park Resort will drop into the Rev Tour with back to back slopestyle events in their Dark Territory terrain park Feb 29 Mar 5 Seven Springs Mountain Resort will host the final halfpipe and slopestyle events of the season crowning the U S Revolution Tour champions Mar 14 18 In addition to crowning Rev Tour titles this year s snowboarding podium placers will earn invites to the World Rookie Fest in Austria on April 1 2016 and the freeskiing events will be the FIS Freestyle NorAm finals giving freeskiers an opportunity to walk home with two titles in one day The 2015 16 season marks the second year that the Rev Tour and Hole Shot tour will work together giving snowboardcross and skicross athletes an opportunity to train and compete on world class venues Ski Cooper CO Feb 20 21 and Squaw Valley CA Mar 18 HIGHLIGHTS Legacy The U S Revolution Tour announces its 12th season with a four stops tour for both freeskiing and snowboarding Locations Longtime U S Revolution Tour partners Copper Mountain Mammoth Mountain and Seven Springs Mountain Resort are back for the 2015 16 season along with first time resort partner Winter Park Titles Seven Springs Mountain Resort will crown U S Revolution Tour champions in addition to awarding FIS Freestyle Ski NorAm titles The top three snowboarders at the Seven Springs events will earn invites to compete at the World Rookie Fest in Austria on April 1 2016 Sanctioning All halfpipe and slopestyle events will be FIS sanctioned Freeskiers will earn Silver Level AFP points and snowboarders will earn National

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/2015-16-revolution-tour-schedule-announced-0 (2016-04-30)
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  • Kenworthy Wins Dew Tour Again | USSA - Foundation
    bumped off the podium when Wells laid down a solid second run Christensen excelled on the jumps where he used a different grab on all four hits but he was also tight on the rails Bobby Brown Breckenridge CO also had a solid run but it wasn t enough in such a tight field he finished sixth in front of his hometown crowd McRae Williams Park City UT was eighth and Robby Franco Cameron Park CA was 10th For all the rest of the Dew Tour action from Breckenridge check out the online schedule Then go to the Dew Tour livestream to watch your favorite athletes in action Or tune in to the TV broadcast on NBC HIGHLIGHTS Kenworthy s winning run rightside 450 disaster 270 out leftside back 360 switch up 270 out leftside double cork 1080 blunt leftside double cork 1260 mute switch 270 rodeo 450 Japan switch rightside double rodeo Japan switch rightside double rodeo Japan Kenworthy successfully defended his Dew Tour slopestyle title making it two in a row A rare double threat Kenworthy also competed in halfpipe at the Dew Tour He did not make it out of the semifinal where he suffered a heel bruise on a flat landing He did not practice Saturday or Sunday morning and had an anesthetic injection at the site to get him through the competition QUOTES Gus Kenworthy I didn t really come in with a lot of expectations I m coming off an injury and nursing a new injury so I just didn t really feel 100 percent I just wanted to come out today and put down a run that I was happy with I did and it worked I m stoked Last year but the weather was bad and I won and it was great

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  • Prymak Breaks Records in Korea | USSA - Foundation
    the official Olympic test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games It was a career best World Cup finish for 23 year old Prymak It was also the best finish a U S woman has ever had in a skicross World Cup event It s a record that has been bettered throughout the season by Prymak who tied the record with a 12th place finish in January at Watles Italy The top American finisher for the men was Tyler Wallasch Mammoth Lakes CA who finished 36th Brant Crossan Steamboat Springs CO did not finish The skiers next head to Arosa Switzerland for the last World Cup of the season HIGHLIGHTS Tania Prymak finished 10th It was a career best finish and set the record for best finish by an American woman at a skicross World Cup event Next up the skiers head to Arosa Switzerland for the first ever ski cross World Cup sprint event and the 2015 16 season finale RESULTS Men s Skicross Women s Skicross Top Freeskiing News Stories Six Freeskiers Nominated to Youth Olympic 2016 U S Freeskiing Team Named Polartec Big Air at Fenway Tickets on Sale Big Air at Fenway Tickets On Sale Prymak

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  • Gus Kenworthy | USSA - Foundation
    Headlines Kenworthy Wins European Freeski Open Yater Wallace Leads American Sweep at X X Games Bronze for Kenworthy Kenworthy and Christensen Pull From Fenway Polartec Big Air at Fenway Kicks Off Kenworthy Silver Again at X Games Kenworthy Takes Silver at X Games Super What to Watch For at X Games Kenworthy Crowned U S Grand Prix Winner USA Qualifies Eight to Grand Prix Halfp Top 7 Moments of 2015 Kenworthy Wins Dew Tour Again Gus Kenworthy Quick Facts Hometown Telluride CO Birthplace London England Birthdate 10 01 1991 Years on Team 4 Club Telluride High School School Telluride High School Olympics 2014 Worlds 2011 2013 Results Career Results Freeskiing Athletes Gus Kenworthy Equipment Suppliers Atomic Sponsors Nike Additional Info Height 5 10 Weight 165 Gus Kenworthy Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Halfpipe and slopestyle double threat Gus Kenworthy is on a roll with no sign of slowing down One of the most decorated freeskiers out there Kenworthy has now collected four straight AFP overall titles and an Olympic silver medal in slopestyle to add to his trophy case The pressure was on at the start of the 2013 2014 season for Kenworthy an Olympic hopeful in both disciplines With five Olympic qualifying events he had to double down at each event At the final two Grand Prix events Kenworthy placed second and then third in slopestyle securing his ticket to Sochi through objective criteria As a member of the inaugural U S Olympic slopestyle team Kenworthy made his country and sport proud by crushing the Russian slopestyle course and taking home the silver medal He stood on the podium alongside his fellow teammates Joss Christensen and Nick Goepper who together swept the podium for the USA It was only the third U S podium sweep in Winter Olympic Games history While in Sochi Kenworthy made headlines by adopting a family of stray dogs he met on the streets of the Olympic town and has been working with the International Humane Society to raise awareness for the cause A Telluride native Kenworthy first gained recognition for his park skiing with one of his ski movie edits he posted on the Internet Shortly thereafter he began filming with well known ski production companies and ascending through the elite freeskiing ranks Kenworthy had a clean sweep of the Aspen Snowmass Open slopestyle and halfpipe skiing events in both 2010 and 2012 which he followed up by winning the 2011 and 2012 AFP overall titles In the 2012 season he competed in more than 23 events and took dual wins in big air and slopestyle at the AFP World Championships But 2013 proved to be his breakthrough season as he took second at the Olympic halfpipe test event World Cup in Sochi Russia and then won his first X Games medal in Tignes bronze He capped off the season with his third straight AFP overall title FIRST TRACKS While growing up in a town like Telluride CO

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